Angel Beats! 11
…In this episode, both Naoi and Hinata found out about Otonashi’s justasplanneds, and want to HELP OUT
SHADOW THINGS COME OUT
And so they FIGHT it
They realize that the shadow-things
Then, Takamatsu gets Devoured (+1 dark quantum yeaahhh)by a shadow and becomes an NPC as well.
So then Yuri, who knows all about Otonashi’s plan, tells him to announce it to the rest of the SSS. They are faced with a decision; to get Devoured and doomed to suffer the same fate as Takamatsu, or to disappear to somewhere else.
Other stuff happen as well;
…Finally, Yuri tries to find out who’s creating the shadows. So, she goes into the Computer Library Place Setting Thing, and finds OLD PEOPLE (who’s probably a NPC).
She finds that people were STEALING COMPUTERS from the COMPUTER PLACE THING WHATEVER. AND THERE’S A TRAPDOOR LEADING TO GUILD INSIDE THE ROOM.
I TOTALLY WONDER WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT BECAUSE THERE IS SUCH A SMALL POSSIBILITY THEY ARE GOING TO GO INTO GUILD I DON’T KNOW WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN OH MY GOD
See, this again goes with my theory.
Episode 1: Fight against Tenshi to get meal tickets.
2: Fight Tenshi in Guild.
3: Iwasawa DISAPPEARS
4: Hinata ALMOST DISAPPEARS (Fight Tenshi in baseball)
5. Tenshi fails.
6. Fight Naoi
7. Fight Fish.
8. Fight Reisen Tenshi.
9. Flashback (Otonashi).
10. YUI DISAPPEARS.
11. Fight shadow people.
…See? There are no duplicates at all. There is no main boss. The fight shifts to different people EVERY SINGLE EPISODE (besides 1-4)
I like the variednesses of this, but it makes the story extremely choppy. There is no goal, no point. The story has no structure.
It seems like the Afterlife School or whatever really is in a video game. The 1s and 0s from Episode 1, the multiple references to gaming terms (“NPC”, “Guild”, creating “Software” for weaponry, etc.), and even the appearance of shadows to “prevent people from playing too long”.
And then this. The whole world is pixellated. It’s like .hack (excellent series of animes, BTW), except they aren’t really aware that they’re in a game (Unless Yuri already knows).
…I’m completely certain that the ending is going to be revealed as the people waking up outside of the game; maybe finding out that in reality, they suffered something extremely traumatic and were put into a new program to fix it, and eventually woke up with fewer injuries (emotionally, I’d presume).
…It’s sorta far-fetched now, but with these types of turns (the shadow was /completely/ unexpected), anything can happen with this anime.
This episode itself definitely had its highlights, specifically the battle (which you all should totally watch) and to some extent, the ending that showed all the remaining (main) characters. All in all, it wasn’t a very bad episoe, but the turns still make me feel :/